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Temperament and the Big Five Openness Scale–Still problems there?

Part I:  Possible Openness flaws Openness or Openness to Experience is the fifth of the Big Five Temperaments.  In many ways it is the most interesting, but the least clearly defined, and perhaps the most controversial.  In American politics, in … Continue reading

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Temperament and Guilt Proneness,

Guilt proneness is the subject of  an article just published in Current Directions in Psychological Science.  The guilt proneness scale has some correlations with the Big Five and the HEXACO scales so it is of interest in the temperament world … Continue reading

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The Hexaco Model of personality: What it says about who we are

In 2004 a new personality measure was formally introduced.*  It is called the HEXACO Model with hex for its six factors and the letters standing for Honesty-Humility, Emotionality, eXtraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness. The major difference is the finding of … Continue reading

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Temperament and Politics and the Dark Triad

The Dark Triad:  What is it?  Is this related to Halloween?  (No, though it sounds spooky enough.) Is it related to temperament?  Should it be?  How about foreign policy? With Halloween off the list, let’s look first at what the … Continue reading

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The MBTI and the Big Five: Different roads to Rome?

It would be hard to find two temperament instruments that developed in more starkly different ways.  The Five Factor Model or Big Five was an accepted scientific enterprise from the very beginning, while the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator might best be … Continue reading

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